• An aerial view of Old Faithful erupting taken from Observation Point with the Old Faithful Inn to the side.


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    Two sections of Yellowstone’s Grand Loop Road will be closed due to construction after the Labor Day holiday weekend. Travel between some points will involve long detours and significantly longer than normal travel times. More »

Park Roads

The map below shows the current status of all park roads. Black roads indicate roads that are open to auto travel and red roads indicate roads that are closed to all travel. Orange dashed lines indicate detour routes around closed sections of park roads. Temporary closures are always possible. Please visit our Road Construction and Delays page for more information about scheduled road closures and construction delays.
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Current Road Status

All park roads and entrances have opened for the season.
All Dates are Subject to Change

  • Call 307-344-2117 or check locally for road updates.

2014 Fall Road Closing

  • September 2: Craig Pass (which links West Thumb with Old Faithful) closes for the season at 6:00 a.m. due to road construction.
  • October 14: Dunraven and Beartooth Passes; roads close at 8:00 a.m.
  • November 3: All roads except the road between the North and Northeast Entrance close at 8:00 a.m.

General Road and Entrance Information

  • Most park roads are CLOSED to auto travel between early November and late April.
  • The road from the North Entrance at Gardiner, Montana, through the park to Cooke City, Montana, via Tower Junction is open all year to auto travel.
  • U.S. Highway 212 is closed to auto travel just east of Cooke City from late fall to late spring.
  • Visit our Road Construction and Delays and Park Entrances pages for more information.

Did You Know?

Yellowstone Wolf.

There were no wolves in Yellowstone in 1994. The wolves that were reintroduced in 1995 and 1996 thrived and there are now over 300 of their descendents living in the Greater Yellowstone Area.